Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn back in 1977, and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton served a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting the world's best riders, and pushing more resorts to allow snowboarding.
Jake Burton is an American IFBB Professional bodybuilder and fitness model. Although he now enjoys a booming career as an athlete, Jake’s road to the top wasn’t without its hurdles. Six weeks before his first contest, Jake experienced a tragedy – he crashed his BMX bike during an event, rupturing his spleen and almost dying on the spot.
Jake Burton Carpenter (born April 29, 1954 in New York City, died November 21, 2019), also known as Jake Burton, was an American snowboarder and founder of Burton Snowboards and one of the inventors of the modern day snowboard.
10 hours ago · Mr. Burton’s birth name was John Burton Carpenter, though for public purposes he went by Burton after launching his company in 1977 in Londonderry, Vt. The company now has its headquarters in...
10 hours ago · Jake Burton Carpenter didn’t just build a brand — he built a sport and an industry. Charismatic, unaffected and individualistic, Burton spent his entire adult life championing a sport that early...
Nov 22, 2019 · Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who changed the game on the mountain by fulfilling a grand vision of what a snowboard could be, died Wednesday night of complications stemming from a relapse of testicular cancer. He was 65.
Nov 21, 2019 · Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and Olympic showpiece, has died at 65. He died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded.